Skip to comments.Legalized pot is making America’s lower class poorer and less responsible
Posted on 08/21/2016 10:34:48 AM PDT by DeweyCA
The middle and upper classes have been the ones out there pushing for decriminalization and legalization measures, and they have also tried to demolish the cultural taboo against smoking pot. But they themselves have chosen not to partake very much. Which is not surprising. Middle-class men and women who have jobs and families know that this is not a habit they want to take up with any regularity because it will interfere with their ability to do their jobs and take care of their families.
But the poor, who already have a hard time holding down jobs and taking care of their families, are more frequently using a drug that makes it harder for them to focus, to remember things and to behave responsibly.
In fact, the typical user is much more likely to be someone at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder, whose daily life is driven, at least in part, by the question of how and where to get more marijuana. Just consider the cost. Almost a third of users are spending a tenth of their income on marijuana. And 15 percent of users spend nearly a quarter of their income to purchase the drug. The poor have not only become the heaviest users, but their use is making them poorer.
To all the middle-class professionals out there reading this: Do you know anyone who spends a quarter of their income on pot? Of course not. But these are the people our policies and attitudes are affecting.
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Huh? What? Who’s there? Dave? Dave’s not here.
Which is exactly how the Uniparty wants them.
Its another side-effect of our nanny-state, funded by fiat money and massive Federal Reserve debt.
Even on FR, if you say that the US is becoming nothing but a bunch of ignorant potheads you get pummeled by the “potheads”
If you abuse any substance, yes, it will affect other aspects of your life negatively.
That is true for anything, including alcohol. It’s also true for gambling, food, sex, video games and whatever else.
If you cannot control your appetites, your appetites will control you, won’t they?
I think the poor and the stupid do not need the evil rich to make themselves less responsible.
Pot makes liberals and democrat voters.
Not the same with alcohol. That’s hippie propaganda from the 60’s.
Soon, in NV you won’t need a ‘scrip’ to get it. Initiative 2 on the Nov ballot. Tax and regulate MJ. IOW-—recreational use. It’ll take 5 hours to get from Reno to Fernley.
Certain “appetites” are easier to control than others.
Liberal-leftist relativism is stupid.
Yep. And then the guvment will offer a program (tax payer funded of course) to help treat the addiction (probably will continue it) and of course....”re-training for jobs”.
another commie goal achieved.
A good chunk of the poor are already irresponsible. Those who aren’t don’t stay poor long unless they are truly disabled or of ill fourtune out of their control.
A hilarious movie! And just as most antigun advocates have never pulled a trigger in their lives, I’d wager most anti-pot reporters never took as much as one toke in their entire lives, either...
Fiat money is the worst regressive tax on the poor becsuse the poor don’t realize they are being “taxed”.
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